ISA Physician Wellness Workshop

Wednesday, January 19, 2022


ISA House of Delegates 2022

Saturday, April 9, 2022



A Virtual Discussion on Melinda Gates’ Book, “The Moment
of Lift”; A Dinner Series Event at Wildfire Restaurant; A Webinar
on Managing Risk Outside the Hospital; and more









Latest happenings at the Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists

Get involved, connect with colleagues and discover resources. These events were made just for you.

ISA knows that the current practice environment is a challenging one, full of difficult decisions and contentious issues.
We bring together anesthesiology experts from across the state to collectively develop solutions and
advance the future of our practice, so you can focus on patients.


No Pressure, No Diamonds: How to Make the Best Out of the Worst

January 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Start the New Year with New Intentions

This workshop includes tips to not only survive challenging times but also how to thrive. Dr. Nicole Eull will share inspiring and humorous stories to help you reframe a crisis as an opportunity for growth. Learn ways to focus on what you can control and let go of what you cannot control.

What others have said: “Nicole is a gifted speaker, creative thinker, and skilled teacher. She understands that true learning is an active process and designs her workshops to maximize participant engagement and growth. And she does this with a disarming sense of humor and wonderful warmth.” 

More about Nicole Eull, PsyD

Nicole Eull is a health psychologist with over a decade working with physicians and medical staff in many different settings and specialties. She is currently the VP of Therapy Services for Advocate Aurora Behavioral Health Services. In her previous position as Director of Well-being for Academic Affairs at Advocate Aurora Health, she spent most days educating medical providers and developing programs to improve physician engagement and satisfaction across the ninth-largest healthcare organization in the country.


ASTC & Office-Based Risk Management

with Louis A. Varchetto, JD

On Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 7:00pm

Virtual Discussion on Issues Relating to Liability for Supervision of Nurse Anesthetists Providing Services Outside the Hospital Setting

Get a primer on the current laws and regulations for providing anesthesia services in an ambulatory and office-based setting. This virtual session will provide insight into the potential liability for physicians supervising nurse anesthetists outside of the hospital setting. Join Mr. Varchetto, Managing Partner at Mulherin, Rehfeldt & Varchetto, P.C. for this interactive virtual session.

       Louis Varchetto, JD

Join Us for a Virtual Interactive Book Discussion on ‘The Moment of Lift’ by Melinda Gates

Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 3:00 pm Central Time

How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings – and especially for women? Because, when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.

For the last 20 years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift society up, you need to stop keeping women down.

In her moving and compelling book, The Moment of Lift, Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, “That is why I had to write this book – to share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live.”

Melinda’s unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention – from child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace. And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world – and ourselves.

Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another.

When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.


Liposmal Bupivacaine: An Evidence-Based Review

with Rahul Guha, MD

On Thursday, March 3 at 6:00pm

Wildfire Restaurant, 232 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL

Join your colleagues for a delicious dinner at Wildfire Restaurant  in Oak Brook while also taking in a review of liposomal bupivacaine, a long-acting, local anesthetic FDA approved for single-dose infiltration into the surgical site to produce postsurgical analgesia. The keynote presenter is Rahul Guha, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Illinois.

Special thanks to Anesthesia Billing Consultants for sponsoring this complimentary event for ISA members.

           Rahul Guha, MD



Get Connected at our Upcoming 2022 House of Delegates Meeting!

Saturday, April 9, 2022, 8am to 12pm

Looking to get connected with the Society? Join us at the annual House of Delegates meeting on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

ISA is governed by a House of Delegates, which is the process we follow to elect officers and formalize a discussion into an action plan. Previously, Delegates were elected through a ballot process, but now all who sign up for the meeting can also self-nominate to be a Delegate. Just one click to fill out the self-nomination/ registration form and you’re in!

Who is eligible to self-nominate?

Any Active Status member interested in advancing the Society’s mission to educate, advocate and represent anesthesiologists practicing in Illinois. Your District and/or Area are based on your practice location (see map on this page for a detailed geographic breakdown).

What’s my role?

Attend a four-hour meeting to discuss issues affecting our specialty and formulate an action plan for the Board to implement. Bring us issues you think deserve the Society’s attention and keep your colleagues informed. Your participation will influence the practice of anesthesia in Illinois.

Where’s the meeting?

It’s a half-day meeting from 8:00 am to 12 noon at the ISA offices located at 20 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 700, Chicago, Illinois.